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Church Bookkeeping: What Is It & How to Start

Like any organization, a church needs to have its financial affairs in order. That's why most of them these days employ bookkeepers, who are there to keep tabs on the religious body’s financial incomings and outgoings. At ChMeetings, we understand as well as anyone the importance of church bookkeeping. This article will take you through the basics of church bookkeeping and show you how to get started on keeping your church’s financial records up to date. What Is Church Bookkeeping? Church bookkeeping involves recording, organizing,...

Church Growth Strategy

Growing a church is key to its long-term success.  At ChMeetings, we understand a thing or two about managing and growing a church effectively. After all, we provide cloud-based and user-friendly church management software, which is trusted by more than 3,000 churches and dioceses worldwide.  Not sure where to start? We’ll share some growth initiatives you can apply to your church today.  Let’s dive in! What is a church growth strategy? A church growth strategy is a way of expanding a church's reach.  Church growth isn’t...

(2022) How To Run Great Church Events

Community is one of the core tenets of Christianity, but many churches don't know how to reach out and nurture their local community.  Running events is a great way to attract people to your church, without the pressure of a normal weekly service.  By introducing people to your church without the direct burden of committing to faith, events can build your congregation in a natural and stress-free way. This can remove barriers to people returning to your church from the first visit. At...

Key Church Marketing Strategy & Tactics you Can Easily Apply

At ChMeetings, we know how valuable effective church marketing can be to get new members and engage existing ones. In particular, the internet provides an opportunity to connect with church-goers in ways that might not have been possible. As an online church management system, we are greatly in touch with what churches need to grow – online and offline. But first… What is a church marketing strategy? A church marketing strategy is a specific approach taken to promote a church, whether in the...

(2022) Church Administrators: Duties, Challenges, and Job Description

The best churches are organized, efficient, and have a clear purpose that resonates with members and church leaders alike. That doesn't happen by accident. It takes careful planning and a lot of hard work to keep a church running like a well-oiled machine. And a big part of that is having the right people in the right roles. In this article, ChMeetings will be introducing you to the hidden hero of any successful church—the church administrator. We'll explore what church administrators...

How to Write and Distribute Church Announcements [With 5 Examples]

Church announcements are a fantastic way to keep your community connected and up to date. Unfortunately, some churches neglect to consider whether their followers are receptive to these messages. Your announcements could be more engaging. At ChMeetings, we have found a few church announcements examples worth noting. Your messages and strategies will vary based on the composition of your congregation and the demographics you’re trying to attract. Whether you’re trying to grow your church attendance or engage your existing parish, you’ll...

(2022) Top Church Leadership Roles and Responsibilities

Every church community is held together by the work of its leaders. It would be impossible to manage the countless administrative, social, managerial and religious duties of the church without their experience and oversight! In this article, ChMeetings will be exploring the top church leadership roles, responsibilities, and positions. By the end, you'll have a solid understanding of what it takes to manage a thriving church community—and a tool that makes it a whole lot easier! What Church Leadership Structures Are There? Before...

(2022) Devising the Perfect Church Structure For Your Needs

Like in any organization, a church needs to have a sense of structure. Having clearly defined roles allows for greater efficiency and clearer communication. A great structure ensures that a church can best serve its community and congregation.  Given the variety of roles required to keep even the smallest of churches running effectively, every member of the church’s leadership needs to know precisely what they need to do to keep things on track.   Here at ChMeetings, we understand how important organization is...

(2022) Effective Church Outreach & Ideas to Foster a Loyal Following

At ChMeetings, we understand the importance of an effective church outreach program. As overall religious attendance has been dwindling over the past decade, churches need to be more creative than ever when it comes to attracting new members and retaining their current ones.  Why an Effective Church Outreach Program Is Important Church outreach isn’t just about growing your church. It’s about spreading warmth throughout your community. Church outreach and doing good deeds go hand in hand. To attract the respect of your...

Working for a Church (Roles, Salary & What to Expect)

Working for a church is not something most of us dream of as a career choice. In most cases, people aren’t even aware that churches have career options besides secretarial roles. However, according to recent data, the average annual pay for a church employee is $43,185.  You’d be surprised to know that churches are full-fledged businesses and offer people career choices they never even dreamed of. People prosper in roles like graphic designers, music directors, accountants, etc. Plus, given the statistics...